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Mount Mort Road, Mount Mort, Queensland, Australia
Mount Mort
Troy and Vilma Stokes operate their family farm at Stokes Crossing, Mount Walker, with the help of Troy’s parents, Rob and Wendy. The Stokes are some of the most salt-of-the-earth people you’re likely to meet. Their primary crops are onions and lucerne. Most of the onions are sold through the Brisbane markets and to independent buyers,…
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11 Allens Road, Peak Crossing, Queensland, Australia
Peak Crossing
Brothers, Tony and Nick Gibb, are the Gibb Bros, a third-generation vegetable farming business based in South East Queensland. The brothers own fertile farming land in two regions: the Fassifern Valley and the Darling Downs, near Toowoomba. The areas have very different climates, which means they can grow a consistent and quality suppl…
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222 Lake Moogerah Road, Fassifern Valley, Queensland, Australia
Fassifern Valley
Stephen Pennell farmed conventionally for over thirty years. After becoming unwell, his wife, Angela, finally convinced Stephen to begin farming organically. Steve now says he wishes he’d made the change years ago. They sell their vegies at markets in Brisbane and locally. The Pennells are passionate about their organic leafy greens an…
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3-5 Coburg Rd, Canungra QLD 4275, Australia
Canungra
Dale Mahony just loves to grow potatoes on his family’s farm at Canungra. His grandfather and father purchased the farm, and then built the family home in the 1940s using timber from the property and from Tamborine Mountain. Back then, farmers in the area lived on twenty-acre dairy farms and made a living from the cream they produced. …
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386 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia
Tamborine Mountain
Every Sunday morning at the Tamborine Mountain Showground, local growers gather in The Green Shed to deliver their homegrown produce. The market is run by the Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Association, a not-for-profit group of mostly mountain-dwelling retirees with one thing in common — a passion for growing organic vegies. The m…
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Tarome Queensland
Tarome
Glenn Abbott grew up on the Tarome property he now farms and says he loves his office, with its sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range. Vegetable farming is a job Glenn’s well-equipped for – he’s a fifth generation vegetable farmer on his mum’s side and fourth-generation on his dad’s. Glenn and his par…
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813 Boonah-Fassifern Rd Fassifern Valley Queensland
Fassifern Valley
Matt and Sarah Muller are renowned in the Fassifern Valley for their brightly coloured, sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes. While they were already growing and selling red tomatoes, Sarah was interested in growing heirloom tomatoes for their beauty and taste. To successfully grow heirlooms for a commercial market, they needed to find va…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland
Kalbar
Kalfresh Vegetables is Queensland’s “largest supplier of carrots. This farming, packing and marketing company is based at Kalbar and supplies carrots, onions, green beans and pumpkin to customers around Australia and overseas. The business started in 1992 as a small family-run operation. The Kalfresh Carrot Field Day has be…
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Kengoon Road Munbilla Queensland
Munbilla
Agronomist, turned vegetable farmer, Ed Windley grew up on a cattle station in Central Queensland. But he never felt the connection to cattle that his parents did. From the time he grew air plants as a young boy, Ed has always had an affinity with plants. It was during his final years at university that he was able to channel that love…
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Roadvale Queensland
Roadvale
Joseph and Joanne Monsour’s Roadvale garlic business is a true family affair. Joseph’s uncle provided the original seed stock. The growing method has been adapted from his Lebanese ancestors, with input from his mother Chahla. When it’s time to harvest, the couple is joined in the paddock by their daughters and many o…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland
Kalbar
Cool winters and light alluvial soil make the Fassifern Valley some of the best carrot-farming land in Australia. Meet primary producers Mick and Tracey Rieck, who grew up in the region and now run the family farming business. In the 1980s, Mick’s parents began growing carrots due to the slump in grain prices, and carrots remain the ma…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland
Kalbar
Robert Hinrichsen still remembers rising early, in the dark and bitterly cold, to pick carrots and potatoes on his family’s Aratula farm. The conditions may have been trying but Robert has fond memories of his childhood and the hours he spent riding motorbikes, playing in the creek and enjoying the clean, open space of his family…
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